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Assistant Professor (Principal Investigator)
Associate Wildlife Biologist ®
DVM, Michigan State University, 2011
PhD, Michigan State University, 2010, Fisheries and Wildlife
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
MS, University of Illinois, 2003, Natural Resources and
BS, University of Illinois, 2001, Natural Resources and
I am a veterinary ecologist and Associate Wildlife Biologist ®
specializing in wildlife and zoonotic disease ecology and
epidemiology. My research originates at the intersection of
ecology, epidemiology, and conservation, and encompasses diverse
taxa (bacteria, ticks, mosquitoes, birds, mice, dogs, humans, and
more). Given the emergence of pathogens shared by humans and
animals, this is an important time to utilize multidisciplinary
tools to improve human, animal, and ecosystem health.
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full profile and CV >>
PhD Student (Biomedical Sciences with Epidemiology Emphasis)
CVM Merit Fellow in Department of Veterinary Integrative
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
CVM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Recipient 2013
NIH T32 Research Fellow 2014-2017
DVM Student Researcher
Research project: Trypanosoma cruzi in feral swine
Practicum topic: Blood meal analysis of kissing bugs.
MPH student (McAllen campus)
Practicum topic: Chagas disease in the colonias.
Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public Health
Research project: Borrelia in migratory birds.
Undergraduate hourly worker. Project: Kissing bugs and Chagas disease
GENE 491 Research Student. Project: Exploring ticks and tick-borne pathogens in feral swine
Volunteer. Project: Kissing bugs and Chagas disease.
Undergraduate hourly worker. Project: Exploring hemoparasites in whooping and sandhill cranes
Volunteer. Project: Kissing bugs and Chagas disease
VIBS 291 Research Student. Project: Kissing bugs and Chagas disease
MS Wildlife and Fisheries Science, 2014. Co-advised by Dr. Jessica Light.
Currently MD student at UT-Southwestern
TAMU Diversity Fellow
Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public Health, 2014
Currently DVM Student at Western University of Health Sciences.
Vet Med Summer Research Training Program (Summer 2013)
VIBS 485, Spring 2013. Project: Coccidia in whooping cranes. Currently DVM Student at Kansas State University.
Intern in Forensics program, Spring 2013. Project: Coccidia in whooping cranes. Currently pre-medical student at TAMU.
Undergraduate researcher, 2012-2013. Project: Local assessment of small mammals, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens. Currently PhD student in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at TAMU.
Undergraduate researcher 2013-2014. Project: Vector-borne disease in shelter dogs.
Undergraduate researcher 2013-2014. Project: Kissing bugs and Chagas disease.
Visiting Undergraduate Fellow Summer 2013
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